Update to 2016 schedule!!

We just received a confirmation of South Fitchburg taking the shoot date of Sunday, January 17th! Thank you to South Fitchburg for giving us an opportunity hit the course on this weekend. Please pass the word to all our fellow GSB Members.

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2016 is here, lets make it a great start!

Our 2016 3D Season opens this Sunday at the Brentwood Recreational Facility and is hosted by Lamprey River Bowhunters. Typically our biggest single sign-up event of any given season, so be certain to get there early and dress for the weather (like it’s been predictable). Looking forward to seeing everyone and having a strong showing for GSB.

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In memory of Paul S. Nakis

Paul S. Nakis, 64, a resident of Newburyport, MA, died on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, NH, surrounded by his loving family and close friends.

He was born in Ipswich, MA on February 21, 1951 to Menelaus and Mary (Kokores) Nakis. Paul was educated in Ipswich local schools and later having moved to Newburyport be was a 1969 graduate of Newburyport High School, also a graduate of The Art Institute of New York. He worked as a Police Officer for the Newburyport Police Department until his retirement.

He enjoyed many things in his life which included surfing, camping, gardening, fishing, hunting, and especially cooking. Paul was a great cook! For many years Paul was an instrumental part in helping the Newburyport Greek church to cook for their annual Greek Festivals. In the last 12 years, Pauls passions turned to Archery. he began as a beginner and progressed very quickly to competing in numerous local, regional, national, and world events, where he occasionally placed in the top 3. Not only did he love competing, he became a talented archery coach. He was not only a certified bow hunter education instructor, but achieved a level 2 JOAD (Junior archery Olympic development) instructor certification. Paul’s students not only loved his unique style of teaching, but loved his uplifting and inspiring personality. He also loved and adored his family and liked to spend time with them. He will be sorely missed!

He is survived by his children who will sadly miss him; his son Paul M. Nakis and his wife Valerie of Newton, NH, daughters: Kristen Nakis of Amesbury, Victoria Nakis of Candia, NH, Morgan Nakis of Newburyport, and his three grandchildren: granddaughter Charlie Nakis, and the grand twins Cameron & Thomas Nakis.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:00 and a burial will follow at the New Highland Cemetery in Ipswich, MA.

Family and friends may call on Monday, December 21, 2015 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home Inc. 35 Merrimack St. North Andover, MA, 01845. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit our website at  www.breenfuneralhome.com

Paul S. Nakis FP

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December Events for Archers

News is that Big Al’s Archer’s Paradise is having a Vegas style Money Shoot the weekend of December 12th and 13th. Looks like there will be 60 target lines set to start at 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. both days. Entry fee is $25 for each of the four rounds. The event will be held at the new shop location at 141 Bridge Road (Rt 1), Salisbury, MA 01952 (Just 4 Miles South of the old store), Phone: (603)474-3575. Give the Shop a call if you need any more information. Big Al’s Archer’s Paradise.
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Off Season Activities

Sunday, November 15 2015
1:00pm

Turkey Shoot
1PM till it’s done
Turkey Shoot
Birdshot on paper targets at 25 yards
run by the MRGCI Hunter Education Team – All proceeds go to support the Annual Robert C. Heywood Memorial Children’s Fishing Derby …run since 1947, and completely free to all area children and their families!

Birdshot at 25 yards on 8″ paper circle. Closest pellet to the crosshairs (dead center) wins! A mix of skill, gun patterning, and chance! $2 per shot, Club provides all ammo, loaner shotguns available. Winner of each round takes home a turkey.

Visit Monadnock Rod & Gun Club for additional information.

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A young boy will be missed….

Christopher Chester passed away suddenly. Please take a moment and reflect on what we’ve lost.
http://www.wcvb.com/news/boy-dies-on-way-to-bring-cookies-to-friend/36071308

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After Watanic…..

We had a great visit at the Watanic Bowmen Club and the shoot was very well setup. We would also like to congratulate Sarah Kimber as her name was drawn for our 2015 Raffle. Her ticket was purchased at the Westford Club quite recently. On a side note, Reagh Greenleaf was our top salesman for Raffle Tickets and the entire organization wishes to thank him for his efforts and support.

Shooter of the year will be listed soon, I just need to review one or two close totals.

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Last practice

We’re at it again…. the last weekend of the 3D season, now onto the first days of our most colorful and changeable time of year, although not as obvious yet, but still our White Tail season is ready to open.

I received a couple of thoughts from Watanic:
Last GSB 3D shoot for the year at Watanic Bowmen September 13.

Last chance to buy GSB raffle tickets, drawing at shoot between 11:00 – 12:00.

Last chance to practice for hunting on 3D targets.

Please come and have some fun!

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A final update to 2015 schedule

Westford Sportsman’s Club has signed up for the 6th of September. This can be a great way to loosen up before the hunting season gets into full swing. Every opportunity to shoot a different course with your hunting bow helps to make us confident and efficient. We’ll see you on the course.

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A thank you from Watanic

Thank-you to everyone who attended Watanic Bowmen’s Wayne Stone Memorial Charity Archery Shoot on Father’s Day weekend. Special thanks to Hidden Valley Traditions, Archers’ Paradise (big Al’s), and Wildlife Taxidermy for their donations to our raffle.

We would also like to thank the GSB organization for allowing us to have this charity shoot on Father’s Day weekend each year. Even with the inclement weather, we were able to raise $600 for the St. James Community Food Pantry in Merrimack, N.H.

Congratulations to Sean Powers, winner of the Zombie target and Lisa McAllister, who won the 3D deer target.

Reagh Greenleaf, President
Watanic Bowmen

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